We are delighted to announce that Strathcarron Hospice has been awarded a grant of £702,573 over the next 5 years to helps us launch and develop our Strathcarron Hospice@Home service supporting people and their families to die at home when this is their preferred choice. This new and much needed service will operate from the beginning of August.
Text Giving Campaign
Welcome to our first quarterly text giving campaign! We are aiming to raise £10,000 to buy new riser recliner chairs for our ward patients. Riser recliner chairs are invaluable on the ward - they enable patients to be independent when trying to stand, and patients who have pain, bone involvement and fatigue find these chairs of great benefit because they can alter their position to one of greater comfort.
Please help us make a real difference to our patients by texting ‘STRA11 ‘ followed by £ and the amount to 70070. The text is free and if you follow the link to gift aid we will receive not only the full amount of your donation but an extra 25% in tax relief!
Strathcarron Hospice cares for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, respiratory and heart conditions and neurological diseases. We are a charity providing specialist palliative care free of charge to people in NHS Forth Valley, and to Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in NHS Lanarkshire.
Our care is provided wherever it is needed. This may be within the hospice in Denny, but also in patients’ homes, in the local hospital Forth Valley Royal Hospital, care homes and community hospital settings. Care is also extended to families and carers. To keep delivering care to those that need it the most, Strathcarron has to raise around £3.5 million each year.
Did you know?
Most of our patients remain at home and we offer a full range of community services and Day Hospice activities, not just care for inpatients.
Over 40% of patients go home from the Hospice having had help with their symptoms. We don't just care for patients with cancer - about 20% of patients have other life limiting conditions.
Hospice is not a place, it is a philosophy of care that values each individual and helps them put life into their days rather than days onto their lives. We care for families, not just patients and our care does not end when the patient has died - bereavement support is available for families. Strathcarron Hospice enhances the quality of life and dignity in death.